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John Harrox Primary School

What does SEND look like at The John Harrox Primary School?

What does SEND look like at The John Harrox Primary School?

What training and qualifications do the staff have (in relation to SEND)?


The SENDCo has completed the National SENDCo award.


All staff at our school have regular training in a great number of areas of special educational needs and disability. Most staff have had training in the following:

  • Team Teach Level 1 (a number to Level 2)
  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Autism
  • Speech and Language
  • Behaviour
  • Makaton to Level 2
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Epipen training
  • First Aid (some staff trained Paediatric First Aid)

Additional qualifications - to support their role in school a number of additional qualifications have been awarded to both the SENDCo and individual teaching assistants:

  • Elklan Level 3 Speech and Language support for 5-11s 
  • Communication in Print (a visual/picture tool for pupils with communication difficulties) SENDCo
  • The SENDCo is trained to deliver Diagnostic Testing programmes including Boxall Profiling, WellComm assessments and Pearson Dyslexia indicators are used by

Strengths of The John Harrox Primary School

We pride ourselves on our consistent approach, and our flexibility and steadfast resolve to ensure that we support our children to achieve their full potential. We consider the needs of each child as an individual and work hard to secure a holistic approach. Our ethos and community ensures everyone's strengths and successes are shared and celebrated. 


At The John Harrox Primary School we believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, secure and happy within our community. Above all, we encourage our children to be:

Caring  towards each other and their school
Courteous towards everyone
Conscientious at all times
Considerate to others in everything they do
Co-operative the success of our whole Community is based on us all learning to work together to create a high quality learning environment.

In addition we aim to:

  • To create a warm, happy, caring, secure supportive and stimulating environment in which children can develop and learn and build upon their first hand experiences.
  • To foster the individuality of each child and help them to be as independent as possible enabling them to be life long learners.
  • To encourage positive behaviour and attitudes coupled with high personal standards and pride.
  • To provide as wide a range of experiences as possible to allow each child to develop socially, emotionally, physically, aesthetically and intellectually.
  • To provide a firm foundation in all areas of the curriculum and ensure that children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • To ensure that all children are given equal access to all areas of the curriculum, regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, social background or ability.
  • To establish and maintain good relationships with parents so that we may continue the development started at home.
  • To ensure that parents are kept regularly informed of their child's progress and are encouraged to participate in the life of the school.
  • To ensure that members of staff are given the opportunity to continually review and develop their professional expertise so that children will receive a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.